These are all so common I hardly post them any more, but I really liked it that this guy’s dad was a “business magnet.”
From: Sihem Aldouri
Ivory Coast West Africa
Based on your profile I’m happy to request for your assistance and also to go
into business partnership with you, I believe that you will not betrayed my
trust which I’m going to relay on you.
I am Sihem Aldouri 19 years old and the only daughter of my late parents
Mr. and Mrs David Kouame.My father was a highly reputable business magnet-(a
cocoa merchant)who operated in the capital of Ivory coast during his days. It is
sad to say that he passed away mysteriously in one of his business trips abroad
in Europe year 12th.Febuary 2005.Though his sudden death was linked or rather
suspected to have been masterminded by an uncle of his who travelled with him at
But God knows the truth! My mother died when I was just 8 years old, and
since then my father took me so special before his death on February 12th 2005
he called the secretary who accompanied him to the hospital and told him that he
has the sum of Ten Million five hundreds thousand United State
Dollars.(USD$10.500.00) left in a security company in a metallic trunk box, but
the security company didn’t know the contents because it was registered as
family valuables items for security reasons.
I am just 19 years old and a university undergraduate and really don’t know
what to do. This is because I have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of
incessant political crisis here in Ivory coast. The death of my late father has
actually brought sorrow to my life.
Sir/Madam, I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this
regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. For you to assist
me in this transaction I will offer you 15 percent of the total sum. please if
you have any question to ask me about this transaction do not delay to contact
me on my above email address. I await your urgent response as soon as possible.
Thanks and best regards.
Hmmmm, let’s see, what is 15% of 10.5 million? Hmmm. . . .AdventureMan could retire. . . . and when we get the money from Publisher’s Clearing House . . . we will like like kings!
From today’s Arab Times:
Over 200 citations issued: During a crackdown on traffic law violators on the King Fahd Expressway police patrols have issued 202 citations to reckless motorists. The citations also include motorists caught talking on cell phones without using the ‘hands free’ set and not wearing seat belts, reports Arrouiah daily quoting security sources. The same sources said two motorists have been referred to the Traffic Court and their vehicles have been impounded. They were caught speeding.
Comment . . . only two motorists speeding?
I’ve been making an effort to eat breakfast, and I have finally found something I can like. I have tried to find the post where someone recommends Activia in the comment section, but I can’t find it. Whoever you are, it got filed away in the recesses of my memory – I was looking for non-fat yoghurt to make smoothies with, and my friend handed me a six-pack of Activia and said “Use this.”
I trust my friend, she is all into nature, and being interconnected and fresh fresh food, so when she says “use this,” that’s enough for me. Plus, I remembered someone else telling me about how good Activia was, along with a cheese, maybe called Kiri. I had asked what I could use as a local cheese substitute for Philly Cream Cheese. Kiri isn’t really a subsititute, but it sure is good!
So here is what I am eating for breakfast:
It tastes SO good! I use one container of Activia (maybe 8 oz.), throw in some frozen raspberries, throw in some frozen blueberries, put in some honey and some cinnamon and blend. YUMMMMM. I am also eating walnuts and almonds, as you can see, because they are good for me, but also because the almonds and walnuts that we buy here seem fresher, they taste more walnutty and more almond-y than the ones we buy in the USA, I don’t know why.
The other thing I make that tastes SO good in this hot weather is tomato salsa. There are a million kinds of salsa, but I use this as a condiment with so many things, I even use it on sandwiches!
I take about:
five fresh Kuwaiti tomatoes, and chop them finely,
one onion, chopped finely,
1/2 bunch cilantro – cut coarsely with scissors,
a sprinkle of sea salt
a big grating of peppercorns (it makes a difference; always use freshly ground pepper)
(the secret ingredient) a sprinkle of lime juice.
Oh, it tastes so good! It tastes so fresh! You can even eat it on crackers.
I’ve overslept the sunrise for the last two mornings (thanks be to God) as I re-adjust to local time. I thank God to have the time and space for it; my sleep/wake schedule has been chaotic.
I was in the Co-op at nine the other morning – usually NO ONE is there but me and the stockers, but this day, everyone was there, and they were pushing me out of the way. As I stood in line, women (women!) would bring their very full baskets and stand sort of angled to get in front of me. Finally, I made friends with the woman in front of me and stuck to her like glue, and got through the check out line. It’s the very first time, ever, I have encountered this in the Co-op, usually everyone is so polite. I can’t imagine what was going on, except that it was very crowded – maybe women trying to get their shopping done before the big heat hit later in the morning.
Ah! I do have a clue! I think it has to do with the current exam schedule. I don’t know how it relates, but as I left, people were picking up their children from school, something that usually happens hours later.
All in all, however, the crowding, the pushing, combined with the jet lag – I felt actually fluttery. I felt mildly disoriented, mildly short of breath, and I really really felt sleepy. As soon as I got home, got all the veggies washed and everything put away, I laid down with the paper – and three hours later I had to force myself out of a drool-sleep, make myself get up and drink some coffee and get started again.
When AdventureMan called, late in the afternoon, I had the computer on. He was complaining about the heat. I checked Weather Underground for Kuwait and it was 117°F / 44°C. It actually hit 118° from 4:00 pm to 5 pm. It is white hot, and I can’t imagine anyone having to work outside in such searing heat – but they do. Street cleaners, construction workers, truckers – they all work in the heat. Officially, work stops at 50°C / 122°F.
Here is what our day in Kuwait looks like this morning: